The bounty of a pious wife

Question

What is the source of these words?

من رزقه الله امرأة صالحة فقد أعانه على شطر دينه، فليتق الله في الشطر الباقي

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as a Hadith, on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever has been blessed with a pious wife from Allah, then [Allah] has certainly assisted him [to fulfil] half of his Din. So he should fear Allah in the remaining half.”

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 5101. Also see: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 42)

 

Imams Hakim and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith with very slight difference in the wording.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 161, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 976)

See here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar